With the California DISCLOSE Act now sitting on Governor Brown’s desk waiting for a signature, California is poised to strike a major blow against the secret money unleashed by Citizens United.
That should be great news -- except that Governor Brown has vetoed similar campaign finance reform bills in the past. If we don’t speak up, this time might be no different.
Fortunately, the fact that this bill has made it this far shows the power of our voices. Less than a month ago, the calls and emails of thousands of California Legit members helped pass the historic California DISCLOSE Act through both legislative houses.
The deadline for the governor to sign this vital bill is October 15. That’s why we’re asking every Californian who cares about this issue to step up and call Governor Jerry Brown now in support of this bill.
Call (916) 445-2841 today and ask Governor Brown to sign the California DISCLOSE Act and make California the nationwide leader in exposing dark money in elections.
The California DISCLOSE Act would be the first law in the country to require ballot measure ads and ads by superPACs to clearly and prominently show their true funders right on the ads themselves -- even if they try to hide behind multiple layers of front groups.
Seven years after Citizens United, the era of massive institutional corruption it ushered in is one of the main factors undermining the legitimacy of our elections.
This problem started well before President Trump, and it will continue long after he’s gone. But we can begin making a difference right now, state-by-state.
And that’s exactly what we’re going to do, starting in California, right now.
Call (916) 445-2841 today to ask Governor Brown to sign the California DISCLOSE Act before October 15.
California’s DISCLOSE Act could become a national model that helps us turn the tide on this era of massive institutional corruption state-by-state, nationwide. But first Governor Brown must sign it.
Thank you for standing up for our democratic legitimacy today,
(LegitAction was founded by former Sen. Russ Feingold of McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform fame)